In part one of this blog, I discussed China’s crackdown on security, which will affect foreign businesses connecting into the country.
Despite the signs of a crackdown, China in fact still remains open for business. You just have to know how to enter the market by choosing the right partner to open up the potential, while staying compliant.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) Chief Engineer Zhang Feng has said that these are unapproved VPN operators that are the targets of these regulations. He claimed that any company that intends to have cross border business in China with access to a VPN, would need to “set up a dedicated line or lease such a line or network legally from the telecommunications import and export bureau.”
Tata Communications has been offering MPLS VPN services in China to businesses since 2008. We have signed network-to-network interconnect (NNI) partnerships with several local Chinese providers such as China Entercom (China Enterprise Netcom Corporation Limited), China Telecom and CBCcom.
These partnerships have enabled us to expand our Global VPN service to China through an NNI agreement, allowing us to serve our many global multinational customers who require a single, scalable and reliable global VPN with deep reach into China, and of course, around the world.
Global experience matters
As a global digital infrastructure provider, we’re quite aware of the needs of businesses for reach into different markets with access to reliable infrastructure and services. We’ve been working with a number of local and global businesses, providing reach and access to our services in China, catering to customers like Formula 1®, Cargotec and others across geographies and sectors.
So while the talk of a VPN crackdown may weigh heavy on your mind, know that there are approved local and global partners you can work with to legitimately secure access into this fast growing market. It’s perfectly possible for your business to take advantage of the huge markets in China, while also staying compliant with the Chinese regulatory environment.
Find out more about how your business can make the most of the growth opportunities that China brings.